THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wausaukee Tax Rate Is Up 42 Cents Per $1,000
Issue Date: December 3, 2021
At the conclusion of a very brief budget hearing and special board meeting on Monday, Nov. 29, Wausaukee Village Board approved the 2022 general fund budget as proposed, with a tax levy of $278,168.43.
The hearing was called to order by President Pat Tracy at 5:35 pm. Trustees in attendance were Darryll Schmidt, JoAnn Polomis, and Steve Stumbris. Also present was Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer Sara Pullen. Trustees Mack McKim and Derrick McGee were excused, and Trustee J. J. Feldmann was absent. There were no members of the public on hand.
Tracy deferred presentation of the 2022 proposed budget to Pullen.
Pullen provided Trustees with a spread sheet that broke down the mill rates for each taxing jurisdiction. She explained that after the school levy tax credit was applied, the net tax rate for 2022 is $22.01, which is 42 cents higher than the 2021 rate. Pullen stated that there are several factors contributing to the increase, including a reduction in shared revenues and state highway aids, a decrease in total assessed value for the Village, a substantial increase in EMS and garbage service contracts, and a decrease in the school levy tax credit from the State of Wisconsin.
No one had questions or comments on the proposed 2022 budget. Polomis, with a second from Stumbris, moved to approve the 2022 general fund budget with a tax levy of $278,168.43 and the motion carried without dissent. The hearing was adjourned at 5:47 p.m., just 12 minutes after it had begun.